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The jigsaw puzzle is among the oldest forms of entertainment and dates back to the late 1700s.
The jigsaw has passed through many stages of development to grow to be today's modern day pastime.

Jigsaw puzzles have a variety of uses, from entertainment to education to
physical and emotional therapy.

A Starting as an Educational Tool The forerunner in the contemporary jigsaw puzzle was invented in 1767 by John Spilsbury as a
teaching device to help youngsters to find out the geography of England and Wales.
It was a wooden map with no interlocking pieces.
In reality, interlocking pieces weren't introduced to jigsaws until a lot
later, with the invention of saws that could cut with the accuracy needed to generate the interlock.

From this inauspicious beginning via the 1800s, jigsaw puzzles caught on and grew as
a well-known pastime.

Jigsaws: The New Favorite Parlor Game By the early 1900s the
jigsaw puzzle became all of the rage with adults in both the US
and also the UK. Because of the price of producing these wooden puzzles, they had been primarily the
domain in the wealthy, and jigsaw puzzles started to rival bridge and lawn bowling as parlor
games. As puzzling grew, significant game companies, which includes Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley began to create
jigsaw puzzles.

Introduction of Shaped and Interlocking Pieces The reputation of jigsaws in the very first decade
of the 1900s lead Parker Brothers to start to create puzzles with
interlocking and shaped pieces. Also around this identical time cardboard jigsaws started to
become created through die-cutting. Most manufacturers, nonetheless, stuck
with producing wooden puzzles, as the general belief was that there was no market for inexpensive, cardboard puzzles.

Depression-Era Development of Jigsaws With all the advent from the Great Depression, demand for affordable cardboard, die-cut puzzles
exploded. Households discovered that jigsawing was not
only entertaining, but a great diversion from the stresses of life.

Also, when total, a jigsaw puzzle might be traded having a pal, continuing the
trend of affordable entertainment.

A Increase from Advertising At this time, organizations also started making use of
puzzles for promotional giveaways with numerous stores offering a
puzzle using a purchase. At the height from the depression,
within the early 1930s, the "Jig from the Week" was introduced and sold at newsstands.

Several series became available and becoming the initial to assemble that week's puzzle resulted in bragging rights
for the solver. Economic woes and the rise in popularity of
inexpensive puzzles took its toll on the wooden puzzle
makers, though some retained a loyal following.

Introduction from the Personalized Jigsaw During the rise of cardboard puzzles a new manufacturer, Par Puzzles,
came into reputation. These hand-cut, finely crafted puzzles were produced by
brothers who catered to the affluent, such as movie stars and royalty.

Par's claim to fame was personalized puzzles, frequently cut with their owner's names
as pieces.

Today's Jigsaw Puzzles Because the height of reputation through the depression, fascination with the jigsaw puzzle has ebbed and flowed.
Following Planet War II increasing wages resulted in higher cost and lower
sales of wooden jigsaw puzzles. At this identical time,
improvements in printing and reproduction of fine art on jigsaws resulted in elevated sales of cardboard
puzzled. Right now, most puzzles are cardboard, but there are a handful of
producers still creating high-quality, wooden jigsaw puzzles.
A number of puzzles are now obtainable, from irregularly shaped puzzles, to doubled-sided jigsaws
to 3D jigsaws. They continue to fascinate
us and supply a way to bring people with each other with all the common objective
of being the 1 who puts in that final piece.
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